Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Prettie Wednesday-Making a Background

So, I think I may have cheated on this one, but I don't know!! Two weeks ago, Danielle challenged us to make our own backgrounds using something around our house. I chose to do a technique my SU upline taught me years ago....unfortunately, I didn't remember ALL the important rules, but I do like the end result!! I started by taking my Dad's shaving cream and putting some on a paper plate, then I took my Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, and Crushed Curry reinkers and put a few drops of each on top of it. I then took a paintbrush and swirled the color in. I apparently went a little heavy on the Melon Mambo, but oh well!! You then take a piece of glossy cardstock and place it glossy side down on the cream. Pull it up, wipe off the excess(I used a paper towel) and viola...a swirly background. Now you are asking, where is it. Well, I made it, then put it on my card and proceeded to cover it all up, LOL!! It is the bright pink panel behind the main image. I think if you click on the picture you will be able to see it better, but no guarantees!!
For my main image, I stamped my Give Thanks Sophia from Paper Pretties on an MFT Perfect Panel and a piece of Razzleberry Lemonade DSP. Her dress was paper pieced, and then I colored the whole image with my Copics. She is layered with Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, and Crushed Curry. All the ribbons are from SU and the brads are from Hobby Lobby, and the Spiral Clips are from Joann's.
Well, that is it for me now!! Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out what the other Prettie's have done for this challenge!!